Guidance on work experience and internships has been offered to UK businesses.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has unveiled new advice on these issues for firms across the country.
It includes updated guidance on the National Minimum Wage for work experience staff and interns, as well as setting out when it necessary to offer this payment.
Commenting on the latest advice, employment relations minister Edward Davey claimed that these types of schemes provide an "excellent opportunity" for those looking to "bridge the gap" between education and employment.
"Fairness though is absolutely paramount with all placements," he added. "Today's publication will help clarify this for employers."
The minister also noted that internships and work experience schemes are beneficial for companies that run them.
This new guidance could come at an ideal time, after a report from the Office for National Statistics showed certain regions in the UK are suffering from "volatile" unemployment rates.
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